Arpee Turla is a rapper, video editor, drone pilot, creative director, content creator, executive producer, and entrepreneur, and was locally raised in Baclaran 1702. Founder of Bac Area Music also known today as DTTS and member of the group 727 Clique.
Arpee started as a fan of Hip-hop way back during his elementary days (in Pampanga), it was the first time he heard “Without Me” by Eminem and “Stupid Luv” by Salbakuta, during those time he has no clue that it was hip-hop/rap that he’s listening. He also became a fan of other music genres well especially those boyband eras wherein he even buy tape, posters, and even song hits to memorize their songs. After he graduate they moved to Baclaran, he remember his dad buying a CD player there’s a certain CD he can’t forget because he love the melody of that track and that track happens to be “HOME” by Bone Thugs and Harmony, from there his love and interest to hip-hop grow fondly, until a friend introduces him to Tupac & Outlawz. His fandom grew and grew until he discover youtube, sc, and Imeem wherein you can’t avoid Floetics, Gagong Rapper, Sandamukal, Dongalo Wreckordz.
A friend also introduce him to Khen Magat he became an instant fan because his correlation to Gloc-9, he even meet Khen Magat and purchase his CD, his keenness inspired him to try Rapping.
It was a friend Benjie who brought him to Bayanan “Muntinlupa Style” wherein he experience his first recording then the rest is history until he listen to Abaddon & Inozent 1 (Caloocan to Malabon), My Game of Mike Kosa & Apat na alas with Thirdflo. Until he tap in with J-Will in Bosingkit Records from there he became more of a fan of 187 Mobstaz.
In 2008 where he meet Thirdflo because he purchase “Isang Bagsak Mixtape” and “Musika’t Diskarte” In 2015, his dedication and interest in music became the door for him to be part of 727 Clique bringing us to hit tracks such as “Trabaho Lang”, “Family Day”, “Nagbabawi”, “Ating Panahon”, “Tropa” and others.
In 2009 he tried to persuade his friends to create a group “Baclaran Mobstaz” Ceasefire Production, where in they used to join rap contests, it was in 2010 was he changed it to BAC AREA MUSIC (Dedicated to the streets) during this time where we found his purpose in music. It was also a time were the street wars (Gang Related) are on its peak. Then they created a compilation project called “Isang Pangarap”, which included artists from Baclaran and other nearest artists. It introduces collaborations and camaraderie. It was a project that became a reason for unity.
In 2012, Bac Area movement became more solid when Arpee was get connected with a street legend that later became his adviser Kuya Arcee aka Dize One, he trusted him and invested in recording equipment to be able to produce quality music. He became grateful because they (Ceasefire|Silent Records) with poor man’s equipment, a mic stick, headphones with stockings, etc. It was also a time when OG Kaybee allow them to live in his house in Baclaran, OG witness his movements, including the music and clothing business he was also the bridge that connects Arpee to 187 Mobstaz that started in a simple collab that became more as time goes by.
In 2018 he rebranded his BAC to Dedicated to the Streets (DTTS). During this time, his passion grew, and he became goal-oriented. His experience thought him a lot of things, he learned more skills (video editing, videography) that became useful to him and to the artist inside DTTS such as Bac Area, Kaisser and OG Mumay, L.Gab Music, LDHMG , YB Neet, Rexxx, Khael Domaro, Kurtweii, Wantcho, Marcus Frisco and More. Arpee Turla even created underground events during the pandemic. He rebrands it because now his music is not about Baclaran Area anymore, anyone can appreciate it as he mentions in his “Matira Matibay” track.
His upbringing makes him familiar with the retail business since it was the business in the family. His parents sell different clothes in Baclaran. In 2010, when he saw a music video from an artist named Nipsey Hussle, it sparked the idea he should start a clothing line business. Now with a goal in mind, a clothing line to promote, a place to represent and music to spread, he’s enjoying the fruit of his labor through DTTS , Uplife MNL atbp.
727 Clique PHS card here: https://pinoyhiphopsuperstar.com/727-clique/
Rap style x Genre: Hip-Hop General, Melodic Rap, Boombap
Affiliations x Rap group x Label: DTTS | Bac Area | 727 Clique
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/dedicatedtothestreets
Check out other Pinoy hip-hop artist’s signature PHS Card on this link: https://pinoyhiphopsuperstar.com/category/blog/phs-cards/